Greenpeace wants statement on DOE plans to move plutonium through Chas. - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Greenpeace wants statement on DOE plans to move plutonium through Chas.

(Charleston-AP) March 15, 2004 - The environmental group Greenpeace said Monday it wants a full environmental impact statement on a Department of Energy plan to ship plutonium from nuclear weapons through Charleston to a plant in France for reprocessing.

Tom Clements of Greenpeace told reporters in Charleston that if the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the shipments could begin as early as August. He said that, in all, about 330 pounds of plutonium from nuclear weapons will be shipped through Charleston.

But, Clements said Greenpeace is concerned the shipments could be targeted by terrorists or there could be an accident.

posted 11:58am by Chris Rees

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